H.A.R.T. Theatre is gearing up for their 26th season and beyond!

H.A.R.T. Theatre is gearing up for their 26th season and beyond!

Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre, also known as H.A.R.T., is a non-profit community theater that has served the City of Hillsboro and the greater Washington County community for the past 25 years! Recent events have altered HART’s plans for the remainder of their 25th season, but they are busy gearing up for their upcoming 26th season.

HART recently announced its annual summer programming for children. YAST, or Young Actors’ Summer Theatre, was created 33 years ago by director Donald Cleland. During the two-week camp, young actors participate in a variety of theatre activities designed to improve their skills in improvisation, characterization, creativity and cooperative skills. YAST has become a summer tradition for many of the families who participate, and HART hopes it provides something to look forward to during this difficult time. YAST is for children in grades 2 – 12, and classes will be held Monday through Thursday both weeks of the program, culminating in free public performances on Friday, August 14. Please note: If COVID-19 prevents YAST from moving forward, HART will cancel the session and all families will receive a full discount.

Looking ahead, HART’s 26th season kicks off with Ken Ludwig’s farce, “A Fox on the Fairway.” Scheduled to play September 4th through 20th, this fun and furiously paced comedy follows a high stakes golf tournament between rival clubs that goes awry with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans. The rest of the 26th season contains a variety of quality theatre: everything from deep, thought-provoking dramas to light comedies.

As mentioned above, current events have derailed the next few months of planned programming for the theatre. COVID-19 has created serious hardships not just for HART, but for many arts organizations across the world. We humbly ask that you please consider a tax-deductible donation to keep the arts alive in your community!

All information on YAST, our 26th season, and ways you can support HART during this difficult time can be found at http://hart-theatre.org.